Reticulate Moray (Muraena retifera)

Also known as Reticulated Moray

Description

Also known as Reticulated Moray.

Found singly in amongst coral, rocks and rubble areas of muddy rock reefs.
They feed nocturnally on cephalopods, fish, shrimps.
Can "take a fancy to divers" if they are not careful.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 10-80m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Morays open and close their mouths to move water through their gills for respiration.
This behaviour can often be seen as a threat especially towards divers, in fact this is far from the truth, they are very shy creatures and will only attack if provoked! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/2618

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